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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BM54 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Greater Atlantic Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Program Updates 

This action would make several updates to the Cost Recovery requirements for the Atlantic Sea Scallop, Surfclam and Ocean Quahog, and Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs under the Secretary’s authority to promulgate regulations to carry out any fishery management plan at section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Permit holders are charged an annual fee for the administration of the IFQ programs based on their percentage of overall landings of the fishery. There are often small bills that, if sent to collections, result in administrative costs for subsequent years that are higher than the bills themselves. For all three cost recovery programs, bills under 25 dollars will be forgiven going forward to reduce unnecessary costs to the industry. Additionally, all three cost recovery programs have different requirements for billing dates from the agency and payments dates from permit holders. This action would align billing dates and payment due dates across the three programs.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Pentony
Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
55 Great Republic Drive,
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone:978 281-9283